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East Carolina Pirates (12-20)


Wed. 2/24 Sat. 2/27 Wed. 3/2 Sun. 3/6 Thu. 3/10
@ Tulane 
W 79-73
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vs. Cin 
L 56-65
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@ SoFla 
W 52-39
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vs. Mem 
L 53-83
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vs. SoFla 
L 66-71
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South Florida beats East Carolina 71-66 in AAC tourney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Angel Nunez scored 19 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, with 11 rebounds and Chris Perry made 7 of 11 field-goal attempts and finished with 18 points to help ninth-seeded South Florida beat No. 8 seed East Carolina 71-66 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday.

It was the third-career double-double for Nunez, who began his career at Louisville before playing the last two seasons at Gonzaga.

Lance Tejada hit a 3-pointer and, after an offensive foul on Nunez, made a layup to pull East Carolina (12-20) within two with 2:48 to play.

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Leaders
Points: B. Tyson14.6
Rebounds: K. Barkley6.3
Assists: P. Williams3.8
FG%: B. Tyson42.0%
FT%: K. Barkley67.9%
3P%: C. White38.0%
Steals: K. Barkley1.2
Blocks: K. Barkley0.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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American Athletic Conference Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Temple 14-4 21-12
24 SMU 13-5 25-5
Houston 12-6 22-10
Cincinnati 12-6 22-11
Tulsa 12-6 20-12
Connecticut 11-7 25-11
Memphis 8-10 19-15
UCF 6-12 12-18
East Carolina 4-14 12-20
South Florida 4-14 8-25
Tulane 3-15 12-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.3 (278)
Rebounds: 10.0 (235)
Assists: 15.2 (59)
FG%: 42.5% (251)
FT%: 69.7% (174)
3P%: 33.9% (217)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.9 (174)
Rebounds: 24.3 (257)
Assists: 16.9 (342)
FG%: 44.7% (248)
FT%: 67.3% (51)
3P%: 33.1% (97)
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